Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pitching Matchup of the Day, 8-2-14

     Making his Oakland Athletics debut after being traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics, Jon Lester will face Jason Vargas and the Kansas City Royals in Oakland, California. Lester is certainly enjoying a fine year, the long-time ace has a 10-7 record, while his ERA sits at a solid 2.52. Jason Vargas's record stands at 8-4, while his ERA is 3.31.

   Jonathan Tyler Lester has already achieved many victorious feats in his life, overcoming cancer in his early twenties, winning two World Series ( 2007, 2013) , pitching a no-no and was a key starter for the Boston Red Sox during the 2013 World Series. Jon Lester, until Thursday had spent his entire career with the Boston Red Sox until being traded along with fellow teammate Johnny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for two-time reigning Home Run Derby winner Yoenis Cespedes.

   Jason Matthew Vargas has shuffled from one team to another, Vargas started his career with the then Florida Marlins in 2005, only now to end up with the Kansas City Royals, Jason's fifth team in his career. On a contract worth fours years and thirty-two million dollars, Vargas has lived up to the Kansas City Royals expectations, as Jason Vargas has reestablished himself into a go-to pitcher.

    Make sure to tune into the Kansas City Royals versus the Oakland Athletics at 4:00 PM ET today!


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